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PRICM-3: Daily Tour Information

July 12-16, 1998 · Honolulu, Hawaii

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The Third Pacific Rim International Conference on Advanced Materials and Processing (PRICM-3) is sponsored by The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS), the Chinese Society for Metals, the Japanese Institute of Metals, and the Korean Institute of Metals and Materials. The conference will be held July 12-16, 1998, at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Hotel, in Honolulu, Hawaii.

TMS has arranged customized tours for accompanying persons and attendees during the conference. Accompanying persons must purchase tickets separately in order to participate in the following optional tours. You may purchase tour tickets in advance by completing the Optional Tour Form, which is downloadable as a .pdf file using the free software Adobe Acrobat.

Print and mail or fax your reservations for optional tours directly to Classic Hawaii as indicated on the form. Reservations will be handled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Accompanying persons wishing to participate are encouraged to reserve early in order to ensure availability of the tours. Tours will not be scheduled unless sufficient pre-registration is received.

Please contact TMS or advise the staff at the registration desk on-site of any special dietary requirements or if you are not able to attend any of these scheduled events at least one day prior to the function to allow for an accurate guarantee to be given to the hotel.

Arizona Memorial, City Tour & Hilo Hattie

When: Monday, July 13, 1998, 7:00 a.m.-noon
Departure from: Tapa Bus Depot of the Hilton Hawaiian Village Hotel
Cost: $26 per person, tax included

Your tour guide will impart the dramatic events of Pearl Harbor. Visit the National Park Service Visitors Center for a look at the historical exhibits and film documentary. Board a Navy shuttle for a short ride to the Arizona Memorial where you will see the sunken remains of the USS Arizona. See the wall of marble with the names of 1,177 sailors and marines who were killed aboard the battleship on December 7, 1941. After returning to the Pearl Harbor Landing, you'll embark on a scenic tour of Central Oahu that includes the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific within Punchbowl Crater, Travel downtown to Honolulu, the seat of Hawaii's State Government and the major business and financial districts. You'll pass the historic 'Iolani Palace, the only royal palace on American soil; the State Capitol and Washington Place, former home of Queen Lili'uokalani and current residence of Hawaii's governor; Kawaiah'o Church and bustling Chinatown. Your last stop will be at Hilo Hattie for the best collection of island clothing and gift wear under one roof. Cost includes transportation and tour driver gratuity.

Atlantis Submarine Odyssey

When: Monday, July 13, 1998, 14:30 p.m.-16:30 p.m.
Departure from: Tapa Bus Depot of the Hilton Hawaiian Village Hotel
Cost: $92 per person, tax included

Enjoy a scenic catamaran cruise to the Atlantis dive site. Board a high-tech submarine for a 45 minute dive. View tropical fish, natural and artificial reefs, and brightly colored underwater gardens of coral. An experienced crew will look after your every need.

Magic of Polynesia

When: Monday, July 13, 1998, 17:00 p.m.-19:15 p.m.
Location: Hilton Hawaiian Village Hotel Dome
Cost: $59.50 per person, tax included

He lies. He cheats. He sacrifices maidens. He flirts with death. He explodes and disappears. John Hirokawa is Hawaii's internationally acclaimed illusionist performing at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Be dazzled by the exotic music and dances of Polynesia. Includes dinner, show, one cocktail, tax and gratuity.

Circle Island & Waimea Valley with Lunch

When: Tuesday, July 14, 1998, 8:00 a.m.-16:00 p.m.
Departure from: Tapa Bus Depot of the Hilton Hawaiian Village Hotel
Cost: $71 per person, tax included

Experience 120 miles of spectacular Oahu scenery. Start your day with breathtaking views from the Pali Lookout, a picturesque overlook steeped in history and folklore. Then it's down to Windward Oahu's majestic coastline. Snake along Oahu's north shore beaches, famous for spectacular winter surf. You'll stop at Waimea Valley for a respite in lush tropical gardens filled with exotic birds. Here, an island-style buffet awaits you in a tropical setting. After lunch, wander through this 1,800-acre cultural preserve that is rich in culture and the mysteries of old Hawaii. The journey continues through the middle of Oahu's agri-zone, rich with pineapple and sugarcane fields. A stop at the Dole Pineapple Pavillon enables you to get a close-up look at the pineapple plant and taste this magnificent fruit. Cost includes transportation, admission, lunch and gratuities. Activities are available in the valley at an additional cost, such as horseback riding, kayaking and ATV rides.

Star Sunset Dinner Cruise

When: Tuesday, July 14, 1998, 16:50 p.m.-20:15 p.m.
Departure from: Tapa Bus Depot of the Hilton Hawaiian Village Hotel
Cost: $72 per person, tax included (gratuity not included)

Hawaii's largest and newest cruise ship, the "Star of Honolulu", is a 232-foot, 4-deck cruise ship that will take you on a fun and casual sunset dinner cruise in style. Enjoy one of Hawaii's finest shows, the "Spirit of Boat Days", produced by Diamond Head Theater. Includes a sitdown crab and steak dinner, two bar drinks, and round trip transportation from Waikiki.

Little Circle Island Tour & Queen Emma's Summer Palace

When: Wednesday, July 15, 1998, 8:30 a.m.-noon
Departure from: Tapa Bus Depot of the Hilton Hawaiian Village Hotel
Cost: $35 per person, tax included

Nu'uanu, just minutes from bustling Waikiki, is a quiet, lush green valley misted with the fresh scent of mountain ginger. This is the setting for Hanaiakamaiama, "Foster Child of the Moon", more often called Queen Emma's Summer Palace. Built in 1847, this was the cool summer retreat of Queen Emma Kalanikaumaka Rooke, consort of King Kamehameha IV. The home houses rare artifacts and personal belongings of Hawaii's royalty, along with a unique blend of rare Victorian and Hawaiian furnishings. Continue over the Pali Highway through rural Waimanalo on the windward side of the island. See Makapu'u Beach, famous for its body surfing, the extinct volcano Koko Head Crater, and the famous Sandy Beach. Drive into the world famous Diamond Head Crater before returning to Waikiki through Kahala, Honolulu's plush residential district of Hawaii's "Rich and Famous!". A stop at Halona Blow Hole allows you to view Mother Nature's oceanside waterplay. Cost includes transportation, admission fee, driver gratuity and escort.

Deluxe Little Circle Island Tour

When: Wednesday, July 15, 1998, 14:00 p.m.-18:00 p.m.
Departure from: Tapa Bus Depot of the Hilton Hawaiian Village Hotel
Cost: $22.92 per person, tax included

Travel on a half-day, 60-mile tour of Hawaii's many moods. See tranquil coves, rolling surf, huge breakers crashing against rocky cliffs and lush tropical forests. Visit Diamond Head Crater, Mt. Tantalus, with its spectacular view of Honolulu, Nu'uanu Valley, Pali Lookout, Waimanalo countryside, with Hawaiian Homelands and farms, Makapu'u Lookout, Blow Hole, Sandy Beach, Hanauma Bay and the Kahala residential area.

Captain Bob's Picnic Sail

When: Thursday, July 16, 1998, 9:00 a.m.-16:00 p.m.
Departure from: Tapa Bus Depot of the Hilton Hawaiian Village Hotel
Cost: $69 per person, tax included

This is a fun and relaxing trip that everyone can enjoy on a glass-bottom catamaran. Cruise the Windward Coast, away from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki. Explore the amazing shallow coral reefs and exotic sea creatures of Hawaii. See Gilligan's island for yourself and other popular landmarks like "Chinaman's Hat". This adventure is complete with snorkeling, barbecue picnic, swimming, sunning, calm water barefoot sailing, Hawaiian style water volleyball and glass bottom view. Cost includes lunch and transportation.

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